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Mon, Oct 16


Wofford College (Room TBA)

Palmetto Journey of Hope: Wofford College

Join us in viewing the documentary "The Worst Crime," followed by a panel discussion featuring Rev. Hillary Taylor (Executive Director of SCADP), Pastor Jimmy MacPhee (a Death Row Survivor) and SueZann Bosler (a Murder Victim Family Member).

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Palmetto Journey of Hope: Wofford College
Palmetto Journey of Hope: Wofford College

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wofford College (Room TBA), 429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303


About the event

The Palmetto Journey of Hope is a collaborative speaking tour between SCADP and Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing. The Journey is an organization made up of murder victims family members, death row family members, death row survivors, and others affected by the use of the death penalty. These individuals share their stories with audiences to help them understand how the act of violence wrought by the death penalty does not bring the healing that victims need after trauma. Speakers from The Journey have learned that killing people who've killed other people is never the answer; it is love and compassion for all of humanity.

Tonight's event features a screening of the documentary "The Worst Crime," followed by a panel speaking event featuring Hillary Taylor, Jimmy MacPhee, and SueZann Bosler.

Hillary Taylor is the Executive Director of South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. A graduate of both Furman University and Candler School of Theology (Emory University), Hillary has been working against the death penalty since organizing the the #KellyOnMyMind Capaign in 2015 for Kelly Gissendaner in Georgia. She is a United Methodist Minsiter in the Mountain Sky Annaul Conference who loves all things related to psychology, liberation theology, and restorative justice.

Jimmy MacPhee, a returning citizen from a forty-five year prison journey, is an ordained minister and has co-authored three prison writing books: Letters to Our Sons; Didn't See It Coming; and Frankie San, a Burning and a Shining Light for Christ. Embracing life with God-inspired passion, he continues to write and speak to bring hope to those he meets and to minister to "the least of these" who remain incarcerated. Today, as an ordained minister, Jimmy serves God as Executive Director of On the Rock Ministries, Providing Funding for Inmate College Bible correspondence courses. Their vision is to change violent prison culture to one of peace and purpose found in biblical teaching and the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

SueZann Bosler is a sought-after speaker and Board member of Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing. In 1987, she lost her father, Rev. Billy Bosler, to an intruder in her home and was herself stabbed and left for dead.  She worked for more than ten years to fulfill the promise she had made to her father, that if he were ever murdered, the killer should not be executed.  After two death sentences were overturned on appeal, SueZann hired a victim’s rights attorney to help her make her wishes known:  James Bernard Campbell was sentenced to life without parole. Abolishing the death penalty has since become her life's work. Her story has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Jerry Springer Show, 48 Hours, and many written publications. 

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